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How many more wins/majors will Bubba need before he stops crying after he wins?

Poll Results: How many more wins/majors will Bubba need before he stops crying after he wins?

 
  • 67% (19)
    He will always cry after a win.
  • 7% (2)
    One more major or three more wins.
  • 7% (2)
    Two majors, four wins and a Ryder cup
  • 17% (5)
    Four majors, eight wins, a Ryder Cup and a Gold Medal
28 Total Votes  
post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 

This is not an anti-Bubba poll.  I do genuinely like to watch Bubba and have no ill will toward him.  I just thought he might be able to win this time without losing it at the finish.  Eventually it will be more commonplace for him to win.

 

What are your thoughts?

post #2 of 33

I'm a sucker for that kind of emotion.  I can dislike a guy as much as possible, but when I see a genuine display like that, I can't help but be happy for the guy.

 

As a fan, it is nice to know how much that the tournament that means so much to us, also means so much to the players.

 

I think if he were to win four more majors and a Ryder Cup and a Gold Medal, that by then he would not be quite as emotional after doing something that is so commonplace for him. :)

post #3 of 33

I say he will likely always tear up.

 

I was a fencer back in college.  I competed at a very high national level with some rather unlikely international aspirations that were never tested.....damn you Jimmy Carter.

 

The level of effort, sacrifice, and emotion that goes into competing at that level is unfathomable to anyone who hasn't actually experienced it.  When/if that effort and sacrifice finally pays off with a result that you've always dreamed of, but never really knew would happen, the emotion is enormous.  In my experience, there are those that tear up and those that don't.  I'm not terribly embarrassed to say that I was in the former camp myself.....as were a LOT of my fellow competitors, men and women.

post #4 of 33

He probably cries when he wins a game of scrabble - so no, it will never stop.

 

In all honesty, doesn't really bother me as I have no idea what it would feel like to win a tour event, let alone a major.

post #5 of 33

I'm sure he would eventually get used to it.

 

He's an emotional guy and pretty much wears all of them, good and bad, on his sleeve. Nobody knows what thoughts were going through his mind. Maybe he's thinking about how he would have liked his dad to be there to see it or something. No big deal to me.

 

P.S. I played football with a guy that cried after losses, cried after wins, and cried on the field during games when he got mad...And when he did he would tear somebody's head off and we were glad he was on our team.

post #6 of 33
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

I say he will likely always tear up.

 

I was a fencer back in college.  I competed at a very high national level with some rather unlikely international aspirations that were never tested.....damn you Jimmy Carter.

 

The level of effort, sacrifice, and emotion that goes into competing at that level is unfathomable to anyone who hasn't actually experienced it.  When/if that effort and sacrifice finally pays off with a result that you've always dreamed of, but never really knew would happen, the emotion is enormous.  In my experience, there are those that tear up and those that don't.  I'm not terribly embarrassed to say that I was in the former camp myself.....as were a LOT of my fellow competitors, men and women.

Very well put.

post #7 of 33
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

I'm a sucker for that kind of emotion.  I can dislike a guy as much as possible, but when I see a genuine display like that, I can't help but be happy for the guy.

As a fan, it is nice to know how much that the tournament that means so much to us, also means so much to the players.

I think if he were to win four more majors and a Ryder Cup and a Gold Medal, that by then he would not be quite as emotional after doing something that is so commonplace for him. :)
I agree 100%.

I'm not a big Bubba fan by any stretch of the imagination but I do respect his passion for his family and the emotion he shows on course. When his son walked onto the 18th green, it was extremely powerful.. I'd shed some tears as well if it was me.
post #8 of 33

I voted "he will always cry" but, like Barney, I have no beef with it. Plus, it helps that I turn the TV off the moment the last putt drops. I can do without the sermon.

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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

 

I was a fencer back in college.  I competed at a very high national level with some rather unlikely international aspirations that were never tested.....damn you Jimmy Carter.

 

 

Jimmy Carter beat you in fencing?

post #9 of 33

The title of this made me chuckle so much..

Where I come from, if you cry, ya better expect some stick off your mates!

Personally I dislike bubba a lot, and despite him deservedly winning yesterday, he still comes across like a big girl when he cries..

Man up Bubba.

post #10 of 33

Bubba's interview on Sunday actually changed my opinion about him. He's not cocky at all and seems to appreciate how lucky he is to be playing professional golf. 

post #11 of 33

LOL @ thread title wow.   It started and I thought it would end with "before he is #1" or "before he is considered top 10" etc.  Wow.

 

But really I think he will always tear up after a victory.  Just seems like that's his personality.  But he might change, who knows.

post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by Kieran123 View Post
 

He probably cries when he wins a game of scrabble - so no, it will never stop.

:dance:

 

After the Masters, cameras find Bubba, wife, and friends at Waffle House.  A tear rolls down Bubba's eyes as he wipes his face on his wife's shoulder... a low sobbing murmer is heard: "Baby these waffles are so got darn good."

post #13 of 33
Personally I like him and the fact he is able to compose himself and gut it out really shows that he has some cold nerves running through him, then of course he shows his human side and emotions after an awesome win... What more would anyone want? Congrats to him and his family and friends!
post #14 of 33

Bubba wears his emotions on his sleeve.  He shows it (in the form of anger) when he misses a shot he thought he should make and shows it after a big win (crying).  I would prefer he didn't yell at his caddie but don't mind the tears after a win.  To be honest I'd probably get emotional after a win like that, especially with my 2 year old walking onto the green to give me a hug.

post #15 of 33
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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post
 

This is not an anti-Bubba poll.  I do genuinely like to watch Bubba and have no ill will toward him.  I just thought he might be able to win this time without losing it at the finish.  Eventually it will be more commonplace for him to win.

 

What are your thoughts?

 

Hopefully he will never lose that emotional connection to the game.  To me it just shows how deeply meaningful it is for him win at Augusta.  To be in a position to be at or near the top of your chosen profession is special, and I like that he can let it show.

post #16 of 33
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Originally Posted by RetroJFrancisco View Post
 

The title of this made me chuckle so much..

Where I come from, if you cry, ya better expect some stick off your mates!

Personally I dislike bubba a lot, and despite him deservedly winning yesterday, he still comes across like a big girl when he cries..

Man up Bubba.

 

Being a man has nothing to do with crying or not.

 

If I was Welsh, I'd probably cry at the state of my national rugby team.

post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

 

Jimmy Carter beat you in fencing?

 

1980......

post #18 of 33
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Originally Posted by Kieran123 View Post
 

 

Being a man has nothing to do with crying or not.

 

If I was Welsh, I'd probably cry at the state of my national rugby team.

If I was off 8 I'd probably cry at the state of my golf

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